The Optimist's Daughter - Part 3, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 4 Summary

Laurel was shut up in the bedroom but the storm outside continued to buffet the windows and shake the house. What was she in danger of here, she wondered. Then she reasoned over the events of late. Even if you have kept silent for the sake of the dead, you can't rest in your silence as the dead rest. She wanted to cry out to the world just as the nurse had that night in the hospital. There had been abuse here!

She didn't want punishment for Fay; she wanted her to acknowledge that she knew what she had done. She knew Fay would never admit to anything. Probably, making a scene was natural for Fay. She had brought scenes to the hospital and to this house. Maybe she didn't know what she had done and never would unless Laurel told...

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